István Hegedűs gave an interview to Klubrádió on 1 May 2018 about the relationship between the Hungarian government and the European Union focusing on the conflictuel links between Fidesz and the European People's Party.
István Hegedűs gave an interview to Klubrádió on 11 September 2017 about German governmental reactions to the ruling of the European Court of Justice on the refugee quotas. The Visegrad co-operation on nationalistic basis so far is over, he claimed.
The Hungarian Europe Society organised a workshop entitled "Illiberal democracies – what can the European Union do in case a member state regularly and systematically breaches European values and regulations?" on 24 April 2015 in Hotel Marmara, Budapest.
On 5 June 2013 Judit Bayer and István Hegedűs represented HES at the new round of an expert meeting in the Independent Journalism Centre in Budapest. The participants discussed the recommendations of the high-level group established by the European Commission on media freedom and pluralism.